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Okay, I suspect there is more information in the details (because if it's in your name you can simply go to the car and get in and drive away, assuming you know where the car is) so if you'd like to provide additional details I'll be able to give you a comprehensive answer.
Your work truck... meaning a truck owned by your employer - or a truck you use for work?
I'll give your friend credit... they either have giant rhymes with 'talls' or they are a complete a** or they have not the slightest clue of what the law says. Maybe your friend wants to walk into a Porsche dealership and tell them they're buying a Porsche for $100. But seriously, if it's your car, you literally CAN go up to the car, take out your keys, unlock the car and get in and drive away. Your friend does not own the car by any law on any planet that I'm familiar with. Frankly, I can't imagine how they got away with that load of .... with a police officer but not only can you report your friend for committing an actual crime - theft - but you can, because you own the car, just take it.
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I literally cannot fathom how anyone could have told you that you can't touch a vehicle that you have the title and registration to on the basis of some lunatic's word that he bought it - with NO documentation to that effect. That's why the law requires evidence...
And according to the law if it's YOUR car you don't need anyone's permission to get into it. If the police showed up at your door you would need to explain to them that he is SCAMMING YOU and show them all your proof.
The DMV would laugh him out the door if he claimed he owned the car and everything was in your name.
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